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How To Strengthen Preventive Care

Aaron Liu

Contemporary medical thought argues that it's cheaper to prevent chronic diseases from happening in the first place rather than to treat an illness after it takes hold. Yet doctors can only do so much with regards to facilitating preventive treatment, argues Dr. Harvey Weinberg of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Weinberg told NPR that the bulk of the fight against conditions like diabetes and heart disease has to happen outside the doctor's office.

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